09:48 PM EDT 03/25/2014
Originally posted 03/24/2014 12:00PM
Killing off a main character in a television show is a risky move: You're upending the show's world (and putting a coworker out of a job) in the hope that the shake-up will lead to something greater down the line. And guess what? Despite the ministrations of fans, who claim that they will never watch their favorite show without [insert character name here], it often works!
Below, 13 shows that did the same thing The Good Wife did Sunday night, and not only survived, but thrived.
Originally posted 12/05/2013 11:00AM
Plus: The film's Beetee dishes on his other plum role on Boardwalk Empire
Originally posted 09/23/2013 07:00AM
Picture perfect with PEOPLE!
Soon after picking up their Emmys, the newest winners stepped into the PEOPLE/CBS photo booth to show off their statuettes.
From Jim Parsons to Tina Fey and Bobby Cannavale to Merritt Wever, check out who stopped by for an exclusive snap.
Originally posted 04/08/2013 01:00PM
The Boardwalk Empire star and model Shannan Click welcomed daughter Sage Lavinia on Saturday, his rep tells PEOPLE
Originally posted 02/27/2013 01:45PM
Two familiar stars will join the casts of American Horror Story and Boardwalk Empire for the shows' new seasons.
Kathy Bates, who won an Oscar for her frightening role as Annie in the horror film Misery, will join season 3 of FX's American Horror Story alongside fellow Oscar-winner Jessica Lange, EW reports.
Bates, 64, won an Emmy Award in 2012 for her guest turn on Two and a Half Men. She also appeared on Harry's Law and The Office. Bates announced last September that she had undergone a double-mastectomy for breast cancer after surviving ovarian cancer nine years earlier.
Originally posted 11/27/2012 11:00AM
Has the Simpson family suffered another split?
The New York Post's Page Six reports that after a year and a half of dating, Ashlee Simpson and Vincent Piazza have called it quits.
"Vincent has been working a lot, so he hasn't been able to spend as much time with Ashlee, which has caused some problems," a source tells the newspaper. "It was a mutual agreement to split, but things have been bumpy for a little while, so perhaps they might reconcile."
Originally posted 10/09/2012 01:00PM
The Boardwalk Empire star and his model girlfriend will welcome their first child next year, his rep tells PEOPLE
Originally posted 01/30/2012 04:45PM
Although they enjoyed Sunday's feast at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, Vincent Piazza is just as satisfied by quesadillas at home with Ashlee Simpson.
"We've been cooking a lot. We have dinner nights and we hang out," the Boardwalk Empire star, 35, tells PEOPLE.
"Just by birthright, I love pastas, so I cook a lot of that – lasagnas and meatballs. But she's into this whole Tex-Mex thing, which I've been catching on to. Guacamole and sour cream, quesadillas and tacos – we're experimenting."
Originally posted 09/16/2011 02:30PM
The Emmy Awards are almost here, and now it's time to tell us which show deserves to win outstanding drama series.
The nominees are a varied bunch:
There's fan-favorite football drama Friday Night Lights, which follows the stories unfolding inside a small Texas community; and last year's winner, the '60s advertising saga Mad Men, which stars January Jones as sullen housewife Betty Draper.
Then there's Dexter, the story of America's favorite serial killer; Boardwalk Empire about the life of Nucky Thompson, politician and gangster in Prohibition-era Atlantic City.
The Good Wife, which stars outstanding actress nominee Julianna Margulies, follows one woman's career and love life in the wake of her politician husband's high-profile sex scandal.
And Game of Thrones, HBO's well-received fantasy drama based on the best-selling book series A Song of Fire and Ice, features a cast of feuding characters, including exiled princess Daenerys Targaryen played by Emilia Clarke.
It's going to be a tough race when the 63rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards air live from Los Angeles's Nokia Theatre on Fox Sept. 18.
Originally posted 02/28/2011 04:00PM
Gretchen Mol is a new mom – again!
The Boardwalk Empire star, 38, delivered her second child, daughter Winter Morgan Williams, on Feb. 17 in New York, her rep tells PEOPLE exclusively.
Mol and her husband, Paranormal Activity 2 director Tod 'Kip' Williams, are also parents to son Ptolemy John, 3½.
"Everyone is happy and healthy and resting at home," the rep says. "The whole family is overjoyed."
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